Welcome to URI’s Commencement Weekend!

Here you’ll find all you need to know to plan your visit, from ticket and travel information to the best local places to stay and to eat.

Travel & Parking

URI’s Commencement Weekend is one of the biggest events in southern Rhode Island. For directions, maps and more, visit our Travel and Parking page.

Religious Accommodations

Our goal is to be inclusive of all religions. Learn about commencement weekend Religious Accommodations.

Disability Accommodations

Our goal is to make commencement accessible to all. Find what you need to know about parking, accommodations, and more on our Disability Services page.

Food & Lodging

Southern Rhode Island offers some of the finest hotels and restaurants in New England. For information about booking your hotel and making dinner reservations, check out our Food and Lodging page.


Tickets will be required for some college ceremonies. For more information, including what happens should it rain the day of the Main Commencement Ceremony, visit our Tickets page.

Grad Gifts

For information about purchasing flowers, diploma frames and more commencement keepsakes, take a look at our Grad Gifts page.

Contact Numbers

We’ve put together a helpful list of phone numbers for colleges and campus services.

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